Apply as a non-degree-seeking student

Whether you’re here for personal enrichment, to develop your career, or as part of an employer-sponsored cohort, we welcome you to the classes, culture, and campus of Fort Lewis College. Even though you aren’t enrolling with the immediate intention of earning a degree or certificate, you are considered officially enrolled. Your coursework will still be graded and posted to a transcript. Federal financial aid is not an option for a non-degree-seeking student. However, you may be eligible for the Native American Tuition Waiver or other outside aid.  

To apply

A complete Fort Lewis College application includes:

Our online application for admission should take about 15-20 minutes to complete, or you can submit a paper application by mail.

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After you are admitted

You have a few important steps to take if you receive notification of admission as a non-degree student.

Confirmation email

Once you have been notified of admission, please accept our offer of admission by emailing the Admission Office a written statement of intent. It should include your name, date of birth, and confirmation that you plan to attend FLC for the term applied.

Activate your FLC account

You need to set up your FLC account before registering for classes. You'll use your new student account log-in credentials to access WebOPUS, theFort, and your FLC email (webmail) account. To activate your account:

  1. Locate your new student ID number in your admission portal (log in as a returning user).
  2. Activate your account using your student ID number. 

Register for classes 

You may want to browse or search our current list of course offerings before starting the registration process. You'll find detailed registration instructions on the Advising & Registration page when you're ready to register. 

Please be aware that you will not be able to register for courses with prerequisites until you demonstrate your eligibility to the instructor, who can provide you with a registration override. In most cases, you can demonstrate that you have satisfied prerequisites by showing the instructor transcripts. But otherwise, you may be required to take placement testing. 

If you have any registration questions or issues, please contact the Skyhawk Station by email or by calling 970-247-7301.

Application deadlines

Spring 2023
January 12, 2023

Summer 2023
May 11, 2023

Fall 2023
August 24, 2023 

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and applicants are notified by mail within 4-6 weeks of submitting a complete application.

Contact information

For questions, or to check on the status of an application, please contact our Admission office.

Admission Office
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Phone: 970-247-7184
Fax: 970-247-7179